Simple Definition of gannet
: a large ocean bird that eats fish
Full Definition of gannet
plural gannets also gannet
: any of a genus (Morus of the family Sulidae, the gannet family) of large fish-eating seabirds that breed in colonies chiefly on offshore islands
Origin of gannet
Middle English ganet, from Old English ganot; akin to Old English gōs goose
First Known Use: before 12th century
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Definition of gannet for Students
: a large bird that eats fish and spends much time far from land
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